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Nationwide Children's senior researcher named 2021 Allen Distinguished Scholar

Jess Deyo
jdeyo@dispatch.com

Lauren Bakaletz, director of the Center for Microbial Pathogenesis in the Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, has been named the 2021 Allen Distinguished Scholar in Pediatric Research. The award, in honor of former Nationwide Children’s CEO Steve Allen, is given to a senior researcher for scientific innovation in regard to childhood disease.

Bakaletz, also a professor of pediatrics and otolaryngology at The Ohio State University, has been funded for her research for over 25 years. Alongside her team, her research on otitis media, a middle ear infection, has led to 43 patents and two biotechnology startups.

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